GOP Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan says Giuliani's false claims of election fraud, presented to state lawmakers, created momentum for a package of voting rights restrictions

April 08, 2021 at 04:47

(CNN) A top Georgia Republican said Wednesday that Rudy Giuliani's false claims of election fraud -- which were presented before state lawmakers -- created momentum for a package of voting rights restrictions that recently became state law.
"This is really the fallout from the 10 weeks of misinformation that flew in from former President Donald Trump," Georgia Lt. Gov.
Geoff Duncan said on CNN's "New Day."
Duncan's remarks highlight the continuing aftermath from a pair of appearances Giuliani made before Georgia state lawmakers in December when he was serving on Trump's legal team.
Giuliani tried, unsuccessfully, to convince legislators to convene a special session to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the state.
In addition to building momentum for new voting restrictions, Giuliani's appearances have also piqued the interest of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is investigating Trump's efforts to influence Georgia's election results.
Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment in response to Duncan's remarks.
But during his December testimony, Giuliani falsely claimed that thousands of dead people voted in the Georgia election, insisted that voting machines had changed people's votes and suggested thousands of others had voted illegally.
"Those machines are like Swiss cheese.
You can invade them.
You can get in them.
You can change the vote," Giuliani incorrectly told state legislators on December 30.
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